[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2021-7: Make Abuse Contact Useful

hostmaster at uneedus.com hostmaster at uneedus.com
Wed Oct 27 12:40:14 EDT 2021

My report is not the problem, it is instead the problem of operators that 
demand all reports be entered into their system, ignoring the CURRENT 
standard of abuse email reports as the ONLY reporting means other than 
phone for current abuse.

I suspect that is because they are trying to gather information in a 
standard format.  A standard reporting format, using a standard EMAIL 
template like we used to use to register domains could be a possible 
answer to such a problem. This type of template could sent and processed 
by email.  I am opposed to any attempt to require reports to be sent by 
any means other than SMTP.

However, I do not think a standard reporting template is not something 
that ARIN should do alone, since it affects all 5 RIR's as well as domain 

However, ARIN can get involved with those operators that refuse to accept 
emailed reports under the current system.  Those operators are WRONG for 
doing this, and I would like to see those operators sanctioned under the 
current policy.

I also do not think that operators should be able to ignore reports in the 
agreed standard template format.

Albert Erdmann
Network Administrator
Paradise On Line Inc.

On Wed, 27 Oct 2021, William Herrin wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 9:07 AM <hostmaster at uneedus.com> wrote:
>>  I think that is wrong, since
>> email IS the current standard for reporting abuse.
> And how is that working out for you?
>> Already there are operators that have set up autoresponders to "demand"
>> you report abuse by their web application and stating that they are
>> choosing to ignore your email submission.
> Exactly. That's how it's working out for you.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin
> bill at herrin.us
> https://bill.herrin.us/

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